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Free Tinkergarten Trial Class

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. During the free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Danielle Costantini, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. Trial classes are: Designed for…


Free Tinkergarten Trial Class

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. During the free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Danielle Costantini, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. Trial classes are: Designed for…


Free Tinkergarten Trial Class

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. During the free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Danielle Costantini, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. Trial classes are: Designed for…


Rotary GroveFest in Downers Grove Brings Carnival, Live Music, Craft Beer Tasting, and More

Rotary GroveFest is celebrating 10 years in downtown Downers Grove! This popular summer festival starts next Thursday, June 20 and goes through Sunday, June 23, 2019. The largest event in the great community of Downers Grove, Rotary GroveFest transforms the downtown area into a wonderful festival filled with carnival rides for all ages, midway games, an impressive live music line-up,…


Gymnastics Open Gym Summer Schedule for the West Suburbs

Gymnastics open gym time is a great way for kids to have fun, test their gymnastics skills, and challenge themselves physically (with the comfort of foam mats and pads). These local gymnastics facilities all offer a summertime open gym schedule. On some of the websites, you’ll find a waiver to print and sign so you’re ready to play right when…


Enjoy These Dog-Friendly Restaurant Patios (and Secret Menus!)

Summertime patios are here! But have you ever been curious if you could bring your dog along? There are many dog-friendly restaurant patio options across the western suburbs, so plan a doggy date today. Remember the rules of dog etiquette also apply to restaurant patios: keep dogs leashed and make sure they are well exercised and calm prior to your…


2019 4th of July Fireworks and Parades in the Western Suburbs

Nothing feels more like summer than 4th of July fireworks and parades. Each town celebrates in their own family-friendly way, whether walking the streets in a patriotic parade or enjoying a colorful fireworks show at dusk. Grab a blanket, some lawn chairs, and your best patriotic gear to check out one of these awesome Independence Day celebrations with your family!…


$1 Summer Movies for Kids in the Chicagoland Area

Calling all movie buffs: $1 summer movies for kids are back in action! When the summer heat becomes all too much, cool off at your local participating movie theater for some really (really!) cheap children’s flicks. These movies discounts generally don’t come alone; bring some extra cash for heavily discount popcorn, candy, and soda combos. It’s hard to think of…


Classic Car Shows for Summer 2019

Classic car shows are the perfect reason to be outside on a beautiful summer night. You don’t have to be a car enthusiast to appreciate the detail and design of vintage or specialty cars. Mingle with the owners, and talk to your child about your (or your parents’!) first car. Bring the whole family to check out all the classic…



2019 Free Summer Fun in the Western Suburbs

The only thing better than summer fun is FREE summer fun! Having a blast doesn’t have to break the bank. With classic car shows, outdoor movies, splash pads, nature centers, and more, there’s something for every family. Check out these great free summer activities all around the western suburbs. 2019 Free Summer Fun in the Western Suburbs Here are a…


Spring Fling

Spring Fling is a FREE family event for anyone in the community. Each child will have the opportunity to decorate their own flower pot and chose beautiful live flowering plants to plant in their pot. Kids will get to create multiple Spring-themed crafts. A light lunch and sweets will be provided. Families can enjoy live music from Steadfast Praise Band….